This was the day after Thanksgiving and I guess we decided to work off some of the extra pounds that we had put on from the night before. Moses and I headed into an area around Eastliegh where they sell many fruits and vegitables in bulk for cheap. This is after we transportated 7 bails of flour from 1 side of town to the other. Then at the market we bought 35 cabbage, 360 onions, 80 bananas, ect. just to give you an idea. We ended up with some huge sacks of produce from our grocery shopping. This is the most serious grocery shopping i have ever done! After this shopping at the market we ran errands in town to buy painting supplies and didnt finish the day’s shopping until it was nearly dark so I ended up sleeping in Huruma, on the other side of town.
Then today, on Saturday, woke up to some chai and chapati before walking to Mathare and buying mural board and brushes along the way. Since today is the day before the Diaspora of Hope Art Camp we had an all-day volunteer training, led by some of the Buildabridge volunteers who just arrived a few days ago from the US. The training went from 9 am to 4 pm, where the artists learned about the buildabridge classroom model and then wrote their lesson plans. As I write this it is already past 2 am in the morning and I am still working on packing, there has just been so much to do that it is hard to stay on top of everything. However once the camp starts rolling each volunteer will fall into various roles and I hope and expect that my stressful time of preparation will be eased a bit.